Sunday, March 14, 2010

Little Nuggets of Wisdom

I'm really busy today and don't really have time to be blogging, but I wanted to share these little nuggets of wisdom from the marriage conference this weekend. I would develop these points further, but like I said, I'm busy. :-) If you'd like to further discuss these statements with me at a later time please feel free to do so. The conference really was an amazing blessing. I'm really happy Alex and I were able to attend. Paul Tripp is a talented speaker. He is able to take these truths from the Scriptures and practically apply them in ways that are understandable.

Anyway, here are the nuggets:

  • Romance is not a cause, it's a result.
  • Biblical View of Marriage: A flawed person and a flawed person in a fallen world but with a faithful God.
  • Worship is first your identity before it's ever your activity.
  • Your words and behavior are more formed by what is inside of you than outside. The heart is the causal core of your personhood. (Luke 6:43-45)
  • The DNA of sin is selfishness. Sin will cause me to dehumanize the people in my life. True righteousness begins when you quit living for yourself.
  • The person you are married to is a broken person and will not fulfill you, only God can do that.
  • There is no such things as love that doesn't require sacrifice. The call to love is to love even when the person hasn't deserved that love.
  • True love is born out of gratitude, not duty.
  • God is after something deeper than temporary personal happiness, He's after holiness.
There's really so much more that we learned this weekend. The conference was such a great reminder to what marriage is really all about and it also demonstrated how marriage is really a ministry. I loved it. Check out Paul Tripp's website and if you ever get the chance to attend this conference, please do!


jessica said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...


Krista said...

great points, simple and true.